Why use our heart disease travel insurance?
In the UK around 2.7 million people live with CHD and approximately 2 million have angina – the most common symptom of the condition.
Purchasing coronary heart disease travel insurance will put your mind at ease. We consider insuring all customers with CHD and our simple medical screening process can provide you with a quote in a matter of minutes. So apply for an online quote by clicking below or contact our travel insurance team on 0800 033 4902.
Why do I need coronary heart disease travel insurance?
Most people with CHD are able to travel, as long as their condition is stable and they’ve got the green light from their doctor. If you have a medical emergency abroad and you’ve purchased a policy with us, you will have access to 24 hour assistance to help with your medical and practical arrangements while abroad. No one wants to think about getting ill on holiday, but it does happen, and knowing you will be in safe hands with Staysure means you can relax and enjoy your holiday.
The chances are you’re taking medication for CHD, which means problems could arise if your tablets go missing or are stolen. However, our CHD travel insurance policy helps replace any lost or stolen medication. It’s also worth bearing in mind that all our policies cover you for the loss of luggage and passports. In addition, Staysure has a team of friendly travel insurance specialists to answer any CHD related insurance concerns and to provide you with a tailored policy to best suit your needs.
Tips for travelling with coronary heart disease
- If you’re not sure about whether you are fit enough to travel, speak to your GP before you book a holiday
- When booking accommodation, make sure it’s close to amenities so you don’t put unnecessary strain on your heart, should you need emergency treatment
- Make sure you have enough medication to last the duration of your holiday, plus a little extra just in case you lose some or are delayed
- If you get out of breath with physical work, give yourself plenty of time to pack and don’t leave errands until the last minute
- Avoid high altitude destinations, as low levels of oxygen can sometimes cause angina and breathlessness
- Keep an up-to-date list of your medication in your wallet or purse for ease of reference
- Check out these helpful tips to prevent flight-related deep vein thrombosis
- Avoid countries with extreme temperatures as this can put extra strain on your heart
- Make sure you rest and don’t overdo it while away as both stress and tiredness can lead to a seizure
- The National Health Service (NHS) advises all travellers to cover their holidays adequately with a private travel insurance policy, using their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) as additional cover only.
Common questions about travel insurance for heart disease
I had a heart attack last year but I haven’t had any problems since. Will you still cover me with travel insurance?
- First of all, your doctor needs to declare that you are fit to travel. Assuming you are, this is something we would consider covering. You would have to go through our easy medical screening process and be accepted by our underwriters. But providing all the medical questions are answered and an additional premium is paid, we could insure you.
I have an appointment to see a heart specialist two days before my holiday to discuss my scan results. Should I wait until afterwards to get my quote?
- Yes. Your scan results may affect the pricing on your personal quote, so it’s best to wait.
I’ve had a coronary stent fitted. Will you insure me?
- We would certainly consider covering you for this – if your doctor stated you were fit enough for the holiday. This condition is considered on a case by case basis and would include a higher premium if accepted.
Will you fly me home if I have a heart attack?
- Yes. If you have declared all your medical conditions and paid the extra premium, our policies covers medical emergencies and repatriation costs. Please note, this condition is considered on a case by case basis by the underwriter.
I had a heart transplant two years ago and take anti-rejection medication. Will you cover me for a cruise?
- We would consider insuring you for this condition. Your doctor will need to state you are well enough to travel. You will need to declare your heart transplant and any other pre-existing medical conditions.
Heart Disease Travel Insurance
Apply for your heart disease travel insurance quote online or call 0800 033 4902.